Make sure that hoist or hydraulic floor jack has sufficient capacity to do the job and provide an
ample safety margin. Be sure all chains, hooks, slings, etc. are in good condition and are of
correct capacity. Be sure hooks are positioned correctly. Always use a spreader bar when
necessary. The lifting hooks must not be side loaded.
PREVENT ACCIDENTAL MOVEMENT. Never leave forklift unattended while the engine is running.
Observe all pre-conditions before performing maintenance.
USE STURDY SUPPORTS. Do not climb on tires. Use mounted steps and ladders when climbing onto
forklift. If needed, use a sturdy stepladder to perform maintenance on equipment not safely within
Vehicle Precautions. Observe all cautions listed in this manual. The word CAUTION appears in this
manual to alert you to conditions that could cause damage to the forklift and its components. Cautions are listed before
the procedure to which they apply. Other general vehicle precautions include:
During service maintenance turn master disconnect switch off to prevent
damage to the electrical system.
Disconnect battery ground when required.
Use a hoist or hydraulic floor jack of sufficient capacity to remove and support heavy items.
DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY PROCEDURES.
Condition of Vehicle. Before performing any maintenance task make sure that the following conditions
have been observed, unless otherwise specified.
Forks must be lowered to the ground.
Forklift must be parked on level ground.
Parking brake must be applied.
Transmission must be in neutral and locked.
Engine must be shut off.
Master disconnect switch must be off.
Components must be at operating temperature to be tested.
Air system must be vented.
Disassembly and Assembly Procedures. Follow these general practices when performing disassembly
and assembly procedures:
Read the procedure and thoroughly understand it before performing maintenance or repair. Be alert